Carl Colpaert, veteran indie filmmaker and founder of Cineville, is building a “Netflix of indie streaming.” That means that all the films will be streamed in HDR and also be available on the web. Cineville currently offers 1,300 movies for rent or purchase through its mom-and-pop shops and website and has lined up more than 1,000 classic classics.
With the new Netflix of indie streaming, actors like Kevin Spacey and Salma Hayek got their first breaks through Cineville productions.
Works by indie filmmaker and Cineville Founder, Carl Colpaert, won two recent film awards: Blue Weekend (Warner Bros.) and Female Fightclub (Lionsgate). He’s currently competing to create a desirable “Netflix of Indie streaming” with original programming and an extensive international and obscure catalog for novice and avid Film Film fans alike.
Cineville has leveraged the need for indie streaming with an easy-to-use solution. Carl Colpaert is the founder of Cineville, who’s been churning out indie films for decades. What is the key to Colpaert’s longevity?
Carl Colpaert, veteran indie filmmaker and founder of Cineville, is building a “Netflix of indie streaming.” CP: The key to our longevity is simply overhead. We try to keep our overhead low, on both domestic and international levels, and build against the movie, so that way the movie has a budget for marketing and administration. I really feel that part of the importance of film financing when making a movie is to ensure that it’s properly marketed, rather than
BTR: You have stayed in the indie genre for your entire career. Was this purposeful, and if so, why?
Film production is seen as a viable venture thanks to organizations such as Cineville. They allow new voices and attract screenplays and talent, outside the studio system. And though they offer distribution for movies sourced in LA, they are themselves part of the acquisition game, beckoning studios through successful partnerships.
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It’s not as complicated as it used to be thanks to Indiible. Carl Colpaert, veteran indie filmmaker and founder of Cineville, is building a “Netflix of indie streaming” through the Indiible platform.
Carl Colpaert, veteran indie filmmaker and founder of Cineville, is building a Netflix of indie streaming. They specialize in distribution for important films like “Ms. Palfrey at The Claremont.” Filmmakers will be able to distribute their films to the international market or sell TV rights before distributing it domestically or internationally; this way filmmakers can aim for success across the world. Only 30% of financing comes from the United States, whereas 50% is driven by other countries like British Isles
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Every film is a miracle. Writing a screenplay that is captivating, finding a director on board to lead the project, selecting that perfect cast from an ever-widening pool of talent—it all took a ton of work.
With over 6000 film titles, pre-existing significant funding for content development and an in-house team of premium industry professionals conversant in movement pictures, Cineville is well situated to become a “Netflix of indie streaming.”
Indie filmmaker, Carl Colpaert is building a Netflix of indie streaming.
Cineville has a solution for screenplay writers who want a marketplace for their work. BTR: You’ve said if the screenplay isn’t good, a film is not worth doing.
Carl Colpaert, veteran indie filmmaker and founder of Cineville, is building a “Netflix of indie streaming.” He says that 50% of his films are acquisitions while the other 50% are in-house productions. While not all in-house productions come from being passionately in love with filmmaking. However, when necessary, if the International Department feel the movies would do well commercially outside Belgium then they will be brought to life by Carl’s company.
The film Carl Colpaert enjoyed creating the most
I like to believe that I’m building the “Netflix of indie streaming.” It’s usually the next film that we’re doing! (Laughs). With Cineville I listened to what was missing in the indie film programming universe and tried to fill that. So coming up with films is about half entertainment, half research, sometimes both.
BTR: or, sometimes, a “creature”
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Veteran indie filmmaker and founder of Cineville, Carl Colpaert, is building a Netflix for indie movies—streaming them directly on YouTube.
The founder of Cineville Video Streaming Network, Carl Colpaert, says, “The goal is for this to be a Netflix of indie streaming. The focus will be on original programming but this will also have a curation of international films so you can see 300 at once instead of zero.” CC continues, “There’s so much good cinema coming out of South Korea, Brazil, Scandinavia, Asia, and Latin America. France makes 100 movies a year and we get to
Colpaert wants to bring progressive content, created by people of color to a new market. Cineville is currently developing 3 original series with Allison Anders for this demographic.